Martin Johnson has named the England 45-man Rugby World Cup 2011 Training Squad.
A mixture of RWC fresh faces and the old guard are heading for the training camp to make their bid to feature in the final 30 heading to New Zealand.
The complete 2011 RBS 6 Nations squad are included along with 5 uncapped players: Mouritz Botha, Manusamoa Tuilagi, Thomas Waldrom, Joe Simpson and Charlie Sharples. Waldrom was recently named as Rugby Players’ Association player of the year, while Tuilagi was voted Aviva Premiership Young Player of the Year.
Matt Stevens of Saracens is also included; the 28 year old only recently returning to rugby after a two year drug suspension.
Johnson said: “Every one of these players has the chance to be in that final 30 going to New Zealand. The camp is going to be intense and competitive, as you would expect leading up to a World Cup, but all the players are ready for it.”
See below for the full 45-man training squad.
|Date||Time (GMT)||Home Team||Away Team||Venue|
|Sat 5th Feb||14:15||Ireland 29||7 Wales||Aviva Stadium|
|Sat 5th Feb||16:45||Scotland 20||17 England||BT Murrayfield|
|Sun 6th Feb||15:00||France 37||10 Italy||Stade de France|
|Sat 12th Feb||14:15||Wales 20||17 Scotland||Principality Stadium|
|Sat 12th Feb||16:45||France 30||24 Ireland||Stade de France|
|Sun 13th Feb||15:00||Italy 0||33 England||Stadio Olimpico|
|Sat 26th Feb||14:15||Scotland 17||36 France||BT Murrayfield|
|Sat 26th Feb||16:45||England 23||19 Wales||Twickenham Stadium|
|Sun 27th Feb||15:00||Ireland 57||6 Italy||Aviva Stadium|
|Fri 11th Mar||20:00||Wales 9||13 France||Principality Stadium|
|Sat 12th Mar||14:15||Italy 22||33 Scotland||Stadio Olimpico|
|Sat 12th Mar||16:45||England 15||32 Ireland||Twickenham Stadium|
|Sat 19th Mar||14:15||Wales 21||22 Italy||Principality Stadium|
|Sat 19th Mar||16:45||Ireland 26||5 Scotland||Aviva Stadium|
|Sat 19th Mar||20:00||France 25||13 England||Stade de France|
|Home Team||Away Team||Venue||Date & Kick Off (BST)|
|Chile 5||45 Scotland||Santiago||25/06/22, 21:00|
|New Zealand 42||19 Ireland||Auckland||02/07/22, 08:05|
|Australia 30||28 England||Perth||02/07/22, 10:55|
|South Africa 32||29 Wales||Pretoria||02/07/22, 16:05|
|Argentina 28||16 Scotland||San Salvador de Jujuy||02/07/22, 20:10|
|New Zealand||Ireland||Dunedin||09/07/22, 08:05|
|South Africa||Wales||Bloemfontein||09/07/22, 16:05|
|New Zealand||Ireland||Wellington||16/07/22, 08:05|
|South Africa||Wales||Cape Town||16/07/22, 16:05|
|Argentina||Scotland||Santiago del Estero||16/07/22, 20:10|